Ovum Donation

Utah's leader in infertility diagnosis and treatment, including in vitro fertilization and IUI.

In-House Ovum Donor Program

UFC has a reputable ovum donor program, with many in-house ovum donors. Because we have our own in-house ovum donor list, there is not an ovum donor agency cost if you choose one of the donors on our list. Additionally, you have the option to have a known ovum donor, such as a sister or a friend.

Our ovum donor coordinator, Anne-Marie Martin, can assist you in choosing the most suitable ovum donor for you. Personalized care is given when you are going through an ovum donor cycle. Once the ovum donor has been chosen, we will meet with the ovum donor and make sure she is screened appropriately. Screening procedures include health maintenance testing, infectious disease testing, genetic testing, and psychological counseling. Both you and the ovum donor will have separate psychological evaluations and counseling to address potential psychosocial issues that may arise as a result of third party reproduction. The ovum donors sign detailed consent forms, relinquishing any rights to the eggs, embryos, and offspring.

Ovum Donation for Age-Related Infertility

Donor egg IVF successfully treats women with age-related infertility, premature ovarian failure, egg factor infertility, women who are carriers of genetic diseases, and women who have had multiple failed cycles of IVF. Success rates are very high with an ovum donation cycle, often achieving 70% pregnancy rate and 60-65% take home baby rate with a fresh embryo transfer. Most commonly, there are supernumerary embryos that can also later be transferred during a frozen embryo transfer cycle (FET). A typical pregnancy rates with a frozen embryo transfer cycle is 40-50% success per transfer. Miscarriage rates and genetic risks are minimized because young, healthy eggs are fertilized.

During the ovum donation cycle, the egg donor takes fertility medication to cause superovulation. Typically, egg donors will produce 15-40 eggs. With standard IVF techniques, the eggs are retrieved and fertilized with the sperm from the recipient couple. We will synchronize your uterine receptivity to the egg donor’s cycle.

Why You Should Choose Ovum Donation Over Adoption

Egg donor IVF offers some possible advantages over adoption. The first benefit is that the egg donor recipient carries the pregnancy and, thereby, remains in control of the prenatal environment. The intended parent can be sure to get excellent prenatal care and avoid alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drug use. The second benefit is that the child is biologically related to the male partner.